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A driving licence is definitely one of the best things you can gift yourself as an adult. If you’ve been planning to get one, there’s no better time than now to do so. Here’s an easy-peasy guide on how to get your driving licence at SSDC.
Hop over to our full guide to getting a driving licence in Singapore if you haven’t done so already!
Driving schools in Singapore
The Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC), located in Woodlands, is one of the three driving schools in Singapore. The other two are the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre (CDC) in Ubi, and Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC) in Bukit Batok.
While not exactly the most accessible driving school in Singapore due its somewhat isolated location, it’s said that passing your practical driving test at SSDC is fairly easier than the other two schools. That’s because there’s generally less traffic in the area.
SSDC is also the only driving school in Singapore to house a multi-storey driving circuit, among many other facilities like an in-house vehicle repair workshop, petrol pumps, simulators, and lecture rooms. Not only that, there’s even a free shuttle bus service from Admiralty to the driving school and back for all registered students.
Driving lessons cost at SSDC
Frankly, driving lessons at SSDC aren’t the cheapest — but considering their top-notch facilities and a free shuttle bus service, you can be sure that you’ll be in good hands.
The enrolment and theory fees at SSDC will set you back by $184.79, whereas each 100-minute practical lesson will cost you from $71.69 onwards.
Along with the standard Traffic Police tests, simulator lessons, instructor fees and vehicle rental for your practical test, your total course fee will come up to between $2,210 and $2,403.
💡 Pro tip: Check out our complete breakdown of a driving course cost in Singapore.
How to enrol for driving lessons at SSDC
To learn driving at SSDC, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old. In addition, you’ll also need to fulfil the following requirements:
- Have an account with SSDC
- Pass the eyesight and colour blindness tests at the service counter
- Be physically and mentally fit
- Must not have accumulated more than 12 demerit points under the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS)
- Must not have had any revoked, disqualified or suspended Qualified Driving Licence or Provisional Driving Licence
- Have a valid Singapore IC or passport, or a valid Work Permit, S Pass, Employment Pass or other FIN Card
You may either head down to the driving school in person to enrol or make an online enrolment on the SSDC website.
How to get to SSDC
By public transport
One way to get to SSDC is to take a public bus from Admiralty Station stop. Hop into bus 964 and alight at Blk 774. From there, you’ll have to walk for about 10 minutes to the driving school.
By SSDC’s free shuttle bus
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